In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of a few institutions worldwide dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and study of modern and contemporary sculpture. As such, the prize is an apt extension of the museum’s mission and its commitment to advancing developments in the field.
Attendant with the award aspect of the Nasher Prize is a series of public programs called Nasher Prize Dialogues. These panel discussions, lectures, and symposia foster international awareness of sculpture, and stimulate discussion and debate. Nasher Prize Dialogues are held in cities around the world throughout the year, offering engagement with various audiences, and providing myriad perspectives and insight into the ever-expanding field of sculpture.
The 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate is Isa Genzken.
Previous winners of the Nasher Prize include Doris Salcedo (2016), Pierre Huyghe (2017), and Theaster Gates (2018).
The 2019 Nasher Prize Gala will take place on April 6, 2018 at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Presenting Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Founding Partners: The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
Media Partners: Belo Media Group / KERA’s Art & Seek / PaperCity
Nasher Prize Month Sponsor: Gagosian
Education & Community Sponsor: The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund
Dialogues Sponsors: Janelle and Alden Pinnell / The Pinnell Foundation and Stephen Friedman Gallery
Graduate Symposium Sponsors: galerie frank elbaz / Lee Cobb and Lucilo Peña / Lisa Dawson and Thomas Murstad / Martha and Max Wells
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the public transportation partner for Nasher Prize Month
DART to Nasher Prize Month - Take DART Rail (any line) to Pearl / Arts District Station or St. Paul Station and walk 3 blocks North to Flora Street. For more information or schedules, please visit DART.org